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User currently offlineSkihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Hey guys,

I am looking to join a VA but I want some added realism. Are there any VA's that assign flights that you guys know of? I don't see the fun of a VA if I choose my own routes and fly whenever wherever. Thanks.

Chris/MEM

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

Most VAs will assign you a number of flights each month and allow you to choose however many you like yourself on top of that.



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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2265 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4180 times:

I am a staff member (well sorta) over at Jetstream Airlines. I think we are pretty realistic, I used to run my own VA, and lets say it was too realistic, so people stray away from it and go over to thise type of VA.

http://www.flyjetstream.com

Sorry that im not exactly fluent about our operations, im currently working on a new Regional airlines. Anywho check out the site for more info. Hope i helped in any way shape or form  Smile

ATCT



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User currently offlineSeiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4167 times:

Check out Meridian Airlines. They have a great level of realism.
http://www.flymeridian.com

Jetstream is a decent enough airline.... flight schedules are extremely unrealistic though... not even departure and arrival times. Just a bit big for me.


User currently offlineDASH8KING From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

Can you tell us more about your future VA? Fleet, routes and stuff?

User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2265 posts, RR: 38
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Well we are an independant airline that will hopefully operate for Jetstream Connection and Eastern Virtual. Our Main hub is to be PIT, with another pilot base in STL. Our fleet (still changing alot) consists of the Jetstream 31, Embraer EMB-120, DeHavilland Dash-7, and the BAe-146. We will operate in the Mid-Atlantic/Midwest region feeder services. We dont currently have a Website but plan to have one up shortly. Any more info needed, email me at N365PA@yahoo.com


ATCT



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User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Air Northwest is a very good virtual airline! I would highly recomend them.


http://www.tamcosystems.com/airnorthwest/


User currently offlineDeuce2recon From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

You may be interested in Delta Virtual Airlines as well. We are organized in aircraft programs, i.e., the MD80 program or the 757/767 program, as opposed to hubs. I am the 737 chief pilot, in charge of the 737 program. We don't formally assign flights to pilots, however there are many assignments to choose from. We have a wide selection of aircraft in our fleet library along with panels that have been designed by some of our members. Check us out at http://dva.sce.net.

User currently offlineKarlok From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4072 times:

I suggest you to join the VA of your favourite airline.

or else try http://www.bavirtual.co.uk or http://www.cpavirtual.org


User currently offlineGregjet From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

I suggest air source it lets you pick your own flights from almost all the real world airlines i would give them a A+ for a grade

www.air-source.us

take a look


User currently offlineKenny From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Well I can suggest the SN Virtual Airlines Group (http://www.svagroup.org/), based on the SN Brussels Airlines and the former Sabena Airlines.

You don't have to bother about PIREPs, the logger program does it for you.
Realism level is very high, every pilot gets assignments, apart from them he's allowed to select some other flights of his choose.
A training department is also available.

Just take a look and see yourselves  Smile

[Edited 2003-01-27 12:57:59]

[Edited 2003-01-27 12:59:11]

User currently offlinePanam64 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3905 times:

Can you start any airline in VA say Qantas?

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Can you start any airline in VA say Qantas?

If you want to emulate a realworld airline, get permission from the real airline first.
If you don't, they're likely to send their lawyers after you and shut you down.

Many will allow it, IF you have a good business plan and website for them to look at to back up your request, and of course don't go public until you have permission (ask help privately instead of in forums and newsgroups, or at least don't mention the airline and website unless in private).



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

All sounds great... but aint there any VAs from the North!

CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1845 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

If you want a good VA that assigns flights, I also reccommend Meridian (link above), but I can't post a topic about VA's without a shameless plug for mine, Jacksonville Connection Airlines. We are opening within a few weeks with a fleet of B1900D, ATR-42-300, CRJ-200, 737-200 and A320. We have one hub at Jacksonville, and focus cities at Orlando & New Orleans. We are also a division of Jetstream Airlines and a member of the Assent Alliance. http://jca.flyjetstream.com

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzyUSAIRWAYS321 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

CanadianNorth, there's a Virtual Finair, SAS and Icelandair AFAIK.
Northerly enough for you (ask on http://www.fsnordic.net (more northern stuff  Smile/happy/getting dizzy) for the URLs)?  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

I was referring to Northern Canada but close enouf!

CanadianNorth



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